Module Title:Research Project in Brewing and Distilling
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The literature review and project plan will be completed in term 1. This will be followed by laboratory time or equivalent in term 2. The topic of the project will be decided at the beginning of the year by the student in consultation with the supervisory team. Topics will be selected from a suitable area reflecting the expertise and research/industrial interests of the supervisory team and the degree programme. Where possible, student projects will be matched to their interests and liaison will be made with industry or other agencies. Students are initially given explicit guidelines with respect to • Assessing the literature and writing a literature review • Research methodologies, ethics, plagiarism and research code of practice • Collaborating with others and with industrial partners • Project planning, setting objectives, project ,health and safety and GLP, • Presentations and scientific communication • Deadlines and house style Projects will be carried out under supervision usually at IT Carlow. During the planning, practical and write up phase of their project the student will be closely supervised by the supervisor. The student is expected to develop skills in project planning and to recognise and solve problems. A standardised form of referencing will be used throughout the project. The final Project report containing the literature review will be written in the agreed style with the support and advice of the supervisor. During the write up and students will be guided by their supervisor through this process. The student will receive written guidelines concerning the adherence to deadlines and production of project report in the agreed house style. The student is required to submit the required declaration and adhere to the Institute’s plagiarism policy.
Module Aim: • To develop the learner’s knowledge, skills and competency in project planning, design and execution and in the analysis and presentation of data. • To enable students to present results in the context of the current stage of knowledge in oral and written form. • To allow the learner to work independently to address a research question with due regard for GLP and Health and Safety and place it the context of the wider scientific literature.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Frame a research question ; critically access the literature in order to write literature review and determine the appropriate methods ; explain the project rationale and demonstrate a clear understanding of the projects aims and objectives.
LO2 Demonstrate competence in project design, planning, development .
LO3 Demonstrate the ability to work independently in a safe and professional manner, keep an accurate record of their work, show initiative and solve problems
LO4 Critically synthesise and analyse data generated , using the literature and learnings from other modules in the programme .
LO5 Integrate the knowledge acquired through other modules on the programme in a practical manner
LO6 Communicate the project findings in an appropriate format and present and defend work to peers and others
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
An independent laboratory based research project in brewing or distilling, or a related topic, will be carried out by the student under the supervision and guidance of an academic. The project involves the development of autonomous self directed learning in consultation with supervisors and others. Students are assigned at least one supervisor who will guide them through the process, meeting with them regularly. Students have access to the expertise of the entire supervisory team and are expected to avail of such. Students are expected to engage in group learning by discussing their project with each other and helping with problem solving. They must record the ongoing progress of their project and the analysis of their data in a laboratory notebook, diary or in another format that will be will be monitored by their supervisor. Students will write up the final project report in an agreed format with includes the literature survey and the project rationale, methodology, project findings, discussion and or recommendations in consultation with their supervisor who will correct preliminary drafts
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Literature review 1,6 15.00 n/a
Project Project Plan 1,2,3,5 10.00 n/a
Project Project execution 1,2,3,5 20.00 n/a
Project Final written report and analysis 1,2,3,4,5,6 35.00 n/a
Project Presentation and Defence 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 n/a
Project Referencing 1,6 10.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 24 Weeks per Stage 0.33
Project 24 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 4.87
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SABRE_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Brewing and Distilling 8 Mandatory